i just bought the imac online, and it says i will receive the computer on the 18th. i really hope by then, that all the horror stories i've been hearing lately will be figured out. the DOA's, the flickering, the black outs. from what i ready, as soon as i receive the imac, i should definitely reinstall the OS with the restore disks because the factory OS thats been pre installed is .. "buggy"? a question to tho's who have 'sent back' the mac for replacements in the past. what was the procedure like? how long did it take you to get your replacement? did apple cover the shipping both ways? i'm a little interested, because what if you got apple care, and registered the imac that was sent for replacement. was there something you had to fill out to say "apply apple care to replacement"?